Mid-Michigan: Tired Of That Aching Back?

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• 7 Tips For Avoiding Back Pain • Patient Spotlight • Team Member Spotlight • Referral Club • Healthy Recipe

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Do you suffer from an aching back? For some, this can be a slight nagging ache, and others a sharp crippling pain. Whichever category you fall into, back pain can keep you down and out from fully enjoying life’s activities. Whether it stops you from performing well at work, or you have to think twice about bending down to play with your children, back pain can be a real pain. However, you are not alone. Here are some interesting facts on back pain: • Back pain is the number one disability for those under age 45. • In the United States of America alone, there are an expected 31 million people with lower back pain at any given time. • Back pain runs second, after only the common cold, as the top reason for visiting a healthcare provider in the United States. • Experts place the likelihood of any person to experience some type of back problem in their lifetime at about 80%. That’s four out of every five people!

• Around 30 to 40 percent of all workplace absences are due to back pain. • Approximately one quarter of U.S. adults reported having low back pain lasting at least one whole day in the past three months, and 7.6% reported at least one episode of severe acute low back pain within a one-year period. • More than two-thirds of back strains are caused by lifting and other exertions like pulling and pushing. • Most cases of back pain are mechanical—meaning they are NOTcaused by serious conditions, such as infection, fracture or cancer. The good news is that there is help for back pain sufferers and that is our SPINE program. By improving the movement of your spine, posture, muscle stability and strength, you can have a much healthier, pain-free back. There is a lot that you can learn during the program to make sure you are in control of preventing your back pain from returning. Call us today to learn more about how our SPINE program can help you!

Mid-Michigan is excited to announce another source to connect with our patients. We invite you to view and like our page on Facebook and be entered in a monthly drawing for a $25 giftcard! We’d love to hear how physical therapy has impacted your life and how we can help even more! Facebook.com/MidMichiganPT

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